New Jersey will get a double shot from Winter weather over the next few days – the coldest conditions for months on Friday, and then a likely long-lasting northeast blizzard that starts on Sunday and could fall as much as eight inches of snow on the state by Monday evening National weather service.
While AccuWeather.com said the storm might Deliver up to a foot of snow to parts of New Jersey Before moving out on Tuesday, the first projections of the National Weather Service will only run until Monday, 7 p.m. The storm is expected to last until Tuesday morning, so the next forecast update from the weather service should provide a more complete snowfall projection.
Current outlook from the New Jersey Office of the Meteorological Service is that the majority of the state will get 4 to 6 inches with a bag in South Middlesex, West Monmouth, and West Ocean counties getting 6 to 8 inches.
Typically more severely affected, Northwest New Jersey is 1 to 3 inches on Monday evening, with the coastal areas of Atlantic and Cape May mainly raining.
However, the Accuweather snowfall forecast map shows that North Jersey reaches 6 to 12 inches and 3 to 6 inches along the I-95 corridor. Both forecasts indicate the uncertainty of the amount of snowfall, as the storm is still a few days away. Forecasters have again found that shifting the storm’s trail will affect where the rain / snow line sets itself.
It should snow lightly on Sunday afternoon and evening – less than an inch is expected before midnight. Expect bands with moderate to heavy precipitation overnight until Monday, when two low-pressure systems meet off the coast, said the weather service in its forecast discussion on Friday morning.
High winds will also be a factor during this storm, with forecasters saying a coastal clue could be issued.
Meanwhile, New Jersey can handle frosty conditions on a sunny, stormy Friday. The wind chill values are in the single digits from 7 a.m. and don’t increase much during the day – temperatures hit the 20s, but with gusts of 35 to 45 miles per hour it feels a little colder.
The New York Office of the National Weather Service for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties issued a wind report through 4:00 p.m. Friday.
The temperatures from Friday evening to Saturday will be in the single-digit range in the northwest and only a few degrees warmer elsewhere.
Saturday will be sunny and cold again, although the winds will ease significantly and it doesn’t feel nearly as cold. Highs won’t be back until the 20s.
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